Colt Lyerla, fomer Oregon TE, busted with cocaine

A former University or Oregon football player was arrested Wednesday after police saw him snorting cocaine in a parked vehicle.
Posted By Veronica Linares Contact the Author   |   Oct. 24, 2013 at 12:18 PM

(UPI) -- Former University of Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was arrested Wednesday night after he was apprehended with cocaine.

Lyerla, who left the Oregon team last year over "personal reasons," was busted in Lane County, OR. after officials saw the 6'5", 238-pounder "snorting what appeared to be a white powdery substance" in a parked vehicle.

The 20-year-old later admitted to using and possessing cocaine. Authorities reportedly agreed to meet Lyerla back at his house to continue the investigation, but once they got there he "ran from the vehicle into a nearby apartment."

Lyerla was arrested when he emerged from the place later on.

The player was set to be the starting tight end during the 2013 season before he left the Ducks on October 6.

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